Energy and Natural resources

The oil and gas industry has for decades been Norway's biggest and most important industry.

Also, Norway is among the world's biggest producers of renewable energy, and is Europe's biggest producer of hydroelectric power. The hydroelectric power has traditionally been dominating in the Norwegian power production, but in recent years, alternative technologies have become more prominent, such as wind power, small scale hydroelectric power and district heating.

Wiersholm has during the years developed a leading group of lawyers with in-depth skills and experience in the fields of oil, gas and renewable energy, and our firm is today a total provider of legal advice to the players in these fields. We offer effective project management and legal advice, independent of the nature and scope of the commercial and legal issues to be resolved.

Our clients

Our clients are large and medium large Norwegian and international enterprises within the entire value chain related to oil, gas and renewable energy, and we advise both the producers and the producers' suppliers. In the field of renewable energy, we provide legal services to power producers, network owners, power sellers and other players connected to the power industry.

We advise our clients on all relevant legal areas, and in all matters that are relevant to this type of businesses. This includes transactions (M&A) and stock exchange listings, entry into contracts, and completion of projects related to construction, modifications and operation, regulatory matters and taxation matters. Our lawyers also have considerable experience with litigation in disputes between the players in this field and with assisting private enterprises in their contact with public authorities.

"Outstanding practice recognised for handling transactional, restructuring, financing and refinancing matters on hydropower plant deals and wind farm projects. Clients extol the "top-class lawyers who give very good advice in a very short timescale," adding that the practitioners produce "excellent work."